Grateful Dead Live at Orpheum Theatre on 1976-07-16
- Jay Ashley
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Cold Rain And Snow % Cassidy
Deal % Mama Tried % Row Jimmy % Big River % Brown Eyed Women % Looks Like Rain % Peggy-O
The Music Never Stopped ->
Playing In The Band ->
Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey ->
Samson And Delilah
Spanish Jam ->
The Wheel ->
Space Jam ->
Playing In The Band Reprise ->
Around And Around % High Time % Sugar Magnolia
Recorded by Rob Bertrando from the front of the balcony.
Digitally remastered by firstname.lastname@example.org on April 14, 2001, using a
DAW nicknamed Bertha.
- 2008-03-26 13:28:04
- DAW (Bertha by Jay Ashley) > CD > EAC > SHN
- San Francisco, CA
- AUD : MC (FOBalcony SonyECM-180 > SonyTC-152 taped by Bob Menke using Rob Bertrando's mics - Front of Balcony) > R > DAT
- Taped by
- Bob Menke
- Transferred by
- Remastered by email@example.com
- Orpheum Theatre
It may take you a little while for your ears to self EQ. Such was the case for me with this illustrious gem. Within moments I realized:
Here we have quite a marvey representation of that evening in the front row of the balcony.
The SF Orpheum is a small venue for 1976 Dead. At the time of this show the former movie palace held maybe 2500. Front row of the balcony + relatively close to stage = prime seats and prime recording location.
So, given all that, how could you go wrong with Rob Bertando's wonderfully sensitive Sony TC-152's, or Bob Menke's Sony ECM-180 front of the board audience recording?
Within 5 songs, the front of house mix improves and Ashley's remastering draws out the definition in the bass of a dazzling audience recording by Bob using Rob's mikes.
How can you go wrong?
Jerry on his Travis Bean and you can plainly hear Weir on rhythm and Keith on Piano and the drummers. Tidy separation of instruments to vocals.
The bass is somewhat undefined initially in certain lower frequencies until the front of house mix finally takes over. From then on the bass is pure joy.
The vocals are very sweet.
My hat is off to Menke and Bertrando and Ashley. Thanks, lads.
Oh, yeah, and the Archives.
Oh, and the Grateful Dead were pretty good that night, too. Cosmic Charlie how do you do?
Subject: Walk In The Sunshine!!
Fresh from the embarrassment of the "Steal Your Face" LP release a week or 2 earlier the Dead play a smoking series of shows for their San Francisco homecoming at The Orpheum Theatre. This run of shows are among the best ever played and this recording reflects the connection the Dead had playing for their hometown audience. Solid if not spectacular performances here and the sound quality is top notch.
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